Thursday, July 27, 2017

Duchess and Hare Blog Tour

It is sometimes a little 'scary' using fabric for a pattern that comes from a new-to-me designer.
I'm pleased with the results of this one.

I sized up for length as I like my girls' dresses a little longer than a lot of dresses are designed.
They out-grow them slower and it's a little more modest.

Overall I'm happy with how this pattern turned out--I've had a number of adults saying they would wear a dress like this!
The only thing that was new to me on this pattern was the method of sewing the bias trim around the bodice. It is a method that needs to be done with care so you have no raw edges poking out.
But, the end result is pretty sweet!

I love how the lace pops out and breaks up the print.
The pattern has the option to do a solid skirt and one with lace/bias binding trim.
The bodice runs a little wide at the shoulders but my daughter is petite and is on the low end of the size range.

Fabric was a thrift store find a number of years ago.
This was the perfect vintage-esque pattern to use it for.

Be sure to enter to win the giveaway for
5 Duchess and Hare Patterns and a $25 gift certificate to Threads and Stitches Fabric. 

Be sure to stop by the other blogs on this tour to see some more of Duchess and Hare's patterns sewn up!

Monday July 24 Neva Couture Curtiepie
Tuesday July 25 Seams Sew Lo Auschick Sews


Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas!